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There has been yet another shooting at a school after the Florida tragedy which saw fourteen killed. This time eight students and two of their teachers were gunned down in Santa Fe, Texas.
The main mystery about the motive behind the mass shooting remains unattended, but it is indisputable that easy access to guns is one of the causes.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) stridently disputes this, but it has not presented a solution. Security arrangements, or rather the lack of them, are frequently blamed with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reportedly arguing the school had “too many entrances and too many exits.”
US President Donald Trump responded by offering the sickening promise of keeping “weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others”.
“I don’t have anything original left to say,” parried Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who’s been a gun-reform warrior since 2012.
Earlier this year, when the nation was reeling from the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Murphy was invited to a bipartisan meeting with other members of Congress and Donald Trump.
That was where Trump promised a crack-down on guns but also ridiculed Republican senators for being afraid of them.
At the NRA convention later Trump told a crowd their right to bear arms “will never, ever be under siege as long as I’m your president”, to loud cheers, not jeers.
Meanwhile, the Texas shooting following in such close wake to the one in Florida, has left America, nay the world, astounded.
A 17 year old Pakistani girl exchange student named Sabika Sheikh was among those killed. Sabika was part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program on a scholarship leaving many Pakistanis in serious doubt over America being the best place to send children for education.